List of Famous people who died at 57

Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson
Born on June 7, 1958
Died on April 21, 2016 (aged 57)

Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as Prince, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation. A multi-instrumentalist who was considered a guitar virtuoso, he was well known for his eclectic work across multiple genres, flamboyant and androgynous persona, and wide vocal range which included a far-reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams.

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Patrick Swayze

Patrick Wayne Swayze
First Name Patrick
Last Name Swayze
Born on August 18, 1952
Died on September 14, 2009 (aged 57)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer, singer, and songwriter. Gaining fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, he became popular for playing tough and romantic male leads, giving him a wide fan base. He was named by People magazine as its Sexiest Man Alive in 1991.

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Andrei Chikatilo

First Name Andrei
Last Name Chikatilo
Born on October 16, 1936
Died on February 14, 1994 (aged 57)

Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo was a Soviet serial killer, nicknamed the Butcher of Rostov, the Red Ripper, and the Rostov Ripper, who sexually assaulted, murdered, and mutilated at least fifty-two women and children between 1978 and 1990 in the Russian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR, and the Uzbek SSR. Chikatilo confessed to fifty-six murders, fifty-three for which he was tried in April 1992. He was convicted and sentenced to death for fifty-two murders in October 1992, although the Supreme Court of Russia ruled in 1993 that insufficient evidence existed to prove his guilt in nine of those killings. Chikatilo was subsequently executed in February 1994.

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Halston

Born on April 23, 1932
Died on March 26, 1990 (aged 57)

Roy Halston Frowick, known mononymously as Halston, was an American fashion designer who rose to international fame in the 1970s.

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Apetor

Tor Eckhoff
Born on November 22, 1964
Died on November 27, 2021 (aged 57)

Tor Eckhoff, also known as Apetor, was a Norwegian YouTuber. He lived in Sandefjord, Norway where he worked in a paint factory.

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Charlie Murphy

Charles Quinton Murphy
First Name Charlie
Last Name Murphy
Born on July 12, 1959
Died on April 12, 2017 (aged 57)
Height 162 cm | 5'4

Charles Quinton Murphy was an American actor, comedian, and writer. He was best known as a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show as well as the co-star of the sitcom Black Jesus. He is the brother of actor and comedian Eddie Murphy.

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Jhon Jairo Velásquez

First Name Jhon
Born on April 15, 1962
Died on February 6, 2020 (aged 57)

Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, also known by the alias "Popeye" or "JJ", was a Colombian hitman who was part of the criminal structure of the Medellín Cartel until his surrender to the Colombian justice system in 1992. Within this structure he claimed to be a lieutenant commanding half of the sicarios.

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Madeline Kahn

Madeline Gail Wolfson
First Name Madeline
Born on September 29, 1942
Died on December 3, 1999 (aged 57)

Madeline Gail Kahn was an American actress, comedian and singer, known for comedic roles in films directed by Peter Bogdanovich and Mel Brooks, including What's Up, Doc? (1972), Young Frankenstein (1974), High Anxiety (1977), History of the World, Part I (1981), and her Academy Award–nominated roles in Paper Moon (1973) and Blazing Saddles (1974).

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Stephen Hillenburg

Stephen McDannell Hillenburg
First Name Stephen
Last Name Hillenburg
Born on August 21, 1961
Died on November 26, 2018 (aged 57)

Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was an American animator and marine science educator. He is best remembered for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Hillenburg served as the showrunner for the first three seasons of the show, which has become the fifth-longest-running American animated series.

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Russell Woolf

First Name Russell
Last Name Woolf
Born on November 30, 1963
Died on October 26, 2021 (aged 57)

Russell Woolf was a Western Australian media personality, who was best known as a presenter on ABC Radio Perth.

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